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Sexual Misconduct

Anyone who has experienced sexual misconduct, harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking  are strongly encourage to seek support and/or utilize resources to take care of themselves.  If the alleged perpetrator (respondent) is a RU student, you may file a complaint under the Standards of Student Conduct, by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) at 540-831-5321, conduct@radford.edu, or coming to 207 Heth Hall.

Anyone who has experienced the behaviors described above is encouraged to report what occurred. Reports can not only be made with DOS, but also with Radford University Police Department and/or Radford City Police Department.

Reports can also be made to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support services (SAVES), Student Counseling Services, and/or the Student Health Center. These campus offices also provide support and connect to additional resources.

In conduct cases of alleged sexual misconduct, the complainant[1] and respondent are entitled to the same procedural opportunities when the case proceeds to a hearing. In other cases, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking, the procedural opportunities afforded to a complainant are determined based on the behaviors of the alleged respondent.

[1] Complainants will be afforded appropriate process considerations where permitted or required by law.

Additional Considerations in Cases of Alleged Sexual Misconduct

A. Upon receipt of a referral, the Dean of Students, or designee, may order the respondent not to have any contact, directly or indirectly, with the complainant.

B. Both the complainant and respondent will have the same opportunities to:

  1. Meet with a professional staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students to review the student conduct process and its application to sexual misconduct cases;
  2. Review and/or receive a copy of any referrals, reports or other supporting documentation or media that is relevant to the pending allegations, in advance of the hearing;
  3. Seek removal of a conduct officer;  
  4. Be present at the hearing, in person or remotely and hear all statements made;
  5. Request a postponement of the hearing and be advised when the other party makes a request for postponement, and the outcome of that request;
  6. Request the provision of auxiliary aids or services, or other reasonable accommodations;  
  7. Be accompanied to the hearing, or any other related meeting, by an advisor;  
  8. Invite and/or question relevant witnesses;  
  9. Present relevant information at a hearing as described in the Standards. The past sexual history of the complainant or respondent will not generally be discussed or considered;
  10. Be informed of the final results of a hearing, in writing, without condition or limitation, at the same time;
  11. Be provided with reasonable access to any hearing recording for the purpose of preparing an appeal request;
  12. Appeal the final results of a hearing in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth in the Standards;
  13. Be notified of a receipt of an appeal request submitted by the other party, any changes to the party’s status pending review of the appeal, and the final results of the appeal.

C. Retaliation against the complainant or against any witness involved by the respondent or others acting on the respondent’s behalf will be considered a violation of the Standards.

D. Mediation will not be used to resolve any sexual misconduct allegation.